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click to enlarge The Chillbean, perhaps one of the most Michigan inventions ever. - Art Granted
Art Granted
The Chillbean, perhaps one of the most Michigan inventions ever.

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Though the Chillbean crew would rather be known as a "worldwide inflatable hammock brand," the fact is that two former Charlevoix High School classmates joined forces with European friends to market something that seems distinctly Michigan: an inflatable lounge chair. It would appear to be the perfect millennial marketing maneuver, from the slangy "chill" to the outdoor-oriented nature of the product, right down to the emoji-like logo. The lightweight air cushion is made of durable materials, ready for a quick poolside drink or a grueling week at Electric Forest Festival. The LED lighting upgrade will only help you get noticed.



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Michael Jackman

Born in 1969 at Mount Carmel hospital in Detroit, Jackman grew up just 100 yards from the Detroit city line in east Dearborn. Jackman has attended New York University, the School of Visual Arts, Northwestern University and Wayne State University, though he never got a degree. He has worked as a bar back, busboy,...
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